Justice, Diakonia and Responsibility for Creation

Child holds mine-awareness poster, Angola 2002
ACT photo/Paul Jeffrey

The ecumenical commitment to justice and enabling people to transform their own lives involves meeting immediate human need, enabling churches to work together to address the structural roots of injustice, and also helping them to identify and combat threats to creation itself.  

This programme will attempt to hold these different forms of ecumenical engagement with justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation together in new ways.  

Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
This project supports practical actions of solidarity in response to emerging priorities and expressed needs, with a particular focus on work for justice and diakonia. It particularly nurtures and strengthens relations with the WCC constituency in the respective regions.
This project supports the educational ministry of churches and the ecumenical movement by identifying their training/education needs, and providing individual and group non-theological scholarships at their request.
The WCC work on eco-justice addresses the intrinsic connection between the ecological crises and socio-economic injustice.
Health and healing
This project supports the churches' work in the field of health and healing with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS, mental health, and the promotion of reconciliation and the "healing of memories".
HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA)
This project reinforces the capacity of African churches to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, provide care and counselling, eliminate stigma and discrimination.